Public Solicitation Promotion and Tenure

The Faculty Collective Agreement requires that in evaluating a faculty member's performance
for promotion and tenure purposes, a public solicitation for letters must occur.

The purpose of the solicitation is to provide information about whether the candidate’s
performance of Academic Responsibilities (Teaching, Research and Service) meets the
relevant criteria for promotion and tenure.1

Professor Ryan Stevenson is being considered for promotion to the rank of Associate
Professor with tenure. Anyone wishing to make a written submission can do so until the File is
closed. It is anticipated this will occur approximately by September 7, 2020. Those engaged in
the review of the Promotion and Tenure File may wish to refrain from providing a letter of
support in order to avoid a perception of bias.

Unless you specifically indicate in your submission that your identity can be known to the
candidate, your identity will be kept confidential from the candidate. The contents of your letter
will be revealed to Professor Stevenson by including in his Promotion and Tenure File a copy
of your letter with all identification removed. If you wish your identity to remain confidential,
please phrase your letter such that your identity is not revealed by content. You should be
aware that your letter in its entirety will be seen by the Promotion and Tenure Committee
reviewing this case.

We appreciate your considered judgement of the candidate's qualifications.

This submission should be sent by email to Kim Baxter at

1 The Faculty Collective Agreement requires that for the attainment of tenure, the candidate must have established a sufficiently strong record of performance in Teaching, Research and Service, evaluated with reference to the national and international standards within the candidate’s discipline. The process for evaluation is in accordance with the relevant criteria in Clauses 3 through 4.3.2 of the Article Promotion and Tenure which may be found at